Zürich, Switzerland : Lars Müller Publishers, 
Book — 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Shizuko Yoshikawa (born 1934 in Japan, based in Switzerland) was one of the first and few Japanese students at the Ulm Hochschule fur Gestaltung, known as the postwar "Bauhaus." She later married the renowned designer Josef Muller-Brockmann (1914-1996), a pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design, and moved to Switzerland, where she became an artist and a member of the second generation of concrete art. Amongst the very few women belonging to this art movement, she takes a special position due to her Japanese origins and education. Her work combines the rational concepts of European modern art with the poetry and ease of the intuitional Japanese Zen tradition. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783037785676 20190204
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2018.
Book — xvii, 292 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of their narrative vignettes. This has marginalized the intriguing interplay of text and image at their heart, precluding a holistic understanding of the mandalas and diluting their full import in Buddhist visual culture. Word Embodied offers an alternative methodology, developing interdisciplinary insights into the social, religious, and artistic implications of this provocative entwining of word and image. O'Neal unpacks the paintings' revolutionary use of text as picture to show how this visual conflation mirrors important conceptual indivisibilities in medieval Japan. The textual pagoda projects the complex constellation of relics, reliquaries, scripture, and body in religious doctrine, practice, and art. Word Embodied also expands our thinking about the demands of viewing, recasting the audience as active producers of meaning and offering a novel perspective on disciplinary discussions of word and image that often presuppose an ontological divide between them. This examination of the jeweled pagoda mandalas, therefore, recovers crucial dynamics underlying Japanese Buddhist art, including invisibility, performative viewing, and the spectacular visualizations of embodiment. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780674983861 20180903
薬師寺の名画 : 板絵神像と長沢芦雪筆旧福寿院障壁画 : 修理完成記念特別陳列 = Feature exhibition : commemorating the completion of conservation : master paintings of Yakushi-ji temple wooden panel paintings of native deities and sliding-door panel paintings from the former Fukuju-in cloister by Nagasawa Rosetsu